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October 1, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A school bus overturned on a Bronx expressway, injuring 42 children and 10 adults returning from a teacher's funeral, authorities said. The bus flipped on its side when another vehicle that was trying to merge onto the highway slammed into the back end of the bus, police said. The bus was carrying seventh-graders, parents and faculty from St. Joseph's Elementary School at the time. Both drivers also were hurt in the crash.
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August 13, 2012 | Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
The accident that claimed 13-year-old Julia Cukier Siegler happened fast, and it replays on an infinite loop in her mother's mind. "Julia was pressing the button, waiting," said Jody Cukier Siegler. "I could see her blond hair dancing between the branches of the eucalyptus tree. The bus driver motioned. I see the blond hair leave the branches. The bus goes through the light, and I hear Julia being hit. " About 7:20 a.m. on Feb. 26, 2010, the Harvard-Westlake Middle School eighth-grader stepped into the crosswalk on Sunset Boulevard at Cliffwood Avenue, against a red light, to catch her eastbound school bus. The side mirror of a passing SUV clipped her, spinning her to the ground.
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WORLD
April 14, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A bus full of schoolchildren plunged 300 feet into a gorge in northern Greece, killing 23 people and injuring 30, police said. A police spokesman said nearly all the dead were students. The accident occurred when logs fell off a truck on a narrow mountain road in the Tembi Valley, 220 miles north of Athens. The logs smashed into the top of the bus, which was traveling in the opposite direction, and caused two cars following the truck to crash into it and burst into flames.
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March 16, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A 15-year-old girl who stopped her out-of-control school bus was hit with a Saturday detention because she was supposed to be in class when the accident happened. Marina High School student Amanda Rouse was on a bus with 40 elementary school students Wednesday morning when the driver fell out of her seat after a turn and hit her head. Rouse jumped up and applied the brakes, bringing the bus to a halt after it struck two parked cars. No one was injured. But Rouse said she was punished because she wasn't supposed to be on the bus in the first place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1989
Two drivers and four students were injured Tuesday in unrelated school bus accidents in South Los Angeles, authorities reported. One of the drivers and her blind student, the only passenger on that bus, were reported in critical condition. The latter were identified by a Los Angeles Unified School District spokesman as Ann Suber, 50, and Somanea Khoeum, 13. The California Highway Patrol said their bus crashed into the rear of a disabled garbage truck shortly after 6 a.m.
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April 3, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
WINNETKA Four children received bumps and bruises Friday when the driver of their school bus lost control and struck a street light and utility pole, authorities said. The driver, Marleona M. Brooks, 25, of Palmdale, and four other children were not hurt in the 7 a.m. crash on Vanowen Street near Winnetka Avenue, police said. The four injured children were treated at Northridge Hospital Medical Center and released. The children were on their way to Lorne Elementary School in Northridge.
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January 5, 1988
A school bus carrying 25 children collided with a car near a busy downtown intersection Monday, resulting in minor injuries to two students and a teacher's aide, the California Highway Patrol said. The students, Nilton Earls and Destiny Linayao, both 11, were examined at Mercy Hospital after complaining of pain and released, a CHP spokesman said. The teacher's aide, Marietta Blow, said she would see a personal physician.
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August 29, 1987 | Associated Press
A school bus carrying handicapped children was hit broadside by a tractor-trailer Friday at a rural intersection, killing six people and injuring 17, authorities said. The dead, all from the bus, were the driver, four boys and a girl, Levy County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Ola Crews said. The flatbed truck, loaded with large tires for logging vehicles, apparently ran a stop sign, said Florida Highway Patrol trooper Theresa Allen.
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July 4, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A school bus taking youths from a summer camp to an amusement park rolled over, injuring several children. All 37 children aboard were taken to hospitals for treatment or as a precaution, said Maj. Randall T. Nichols of the Maine State Police. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening. The accident happened on Interstate 295 about 30 miles northeast of Portland. The bus veered onto the soft shoulder on a slight curve, Nichols said.
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November 22, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A fourth high school student died of injuries she suffered when her school bus nose-dived off an interstate overpass in Huntsville, the police chief said. The bus driver was among 15 who remained hospitalized, authorities said. Four were listed in critical condition.
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February 23, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The driver of a van that hit a school bus in a crash Tuesday that killed four children was charged with four counts of criminal vehicular homicide and two lesser charges, authorities said. Alianiss Nunez Morales, 23, allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign before hitting the bus near Cottonwood.
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May 8, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Two school buses crashed at a bus stop in Monroe, injuring 22 children and a bus driver, authorities said. The elementary-age children and the driver were treated for cuts and bruises, but all were released from hospitals within a few hours, school officials said. The cause of the crash was under investigation.
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May 4, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A bus carrying high school students to a band competition plowed into a tractor-trailer, injuring about 30 people and closing a highway for hours, authorities said. The bus driver was critically injured. None of the other injuries was serious, officials said. The bus rear-ended the tractor-trailer on the Pennsylvania Turnpike as the truck reentered the travel lanes from a pull-off area before dawn in Wallace Township, about 35 miles west of Philadelphia, state Trooper Kevin Rathman said.
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April 15, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A bus full of second-graders crashed into a truck in central Turkey, killing at least 32 people, most of them children, the state news agency said. About 30 others were injured. The bus was taking the children to Cappadocia, which is known for unusual geological formations.
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March 24, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A school bus collided with a Chicago firetruck heading to a call, killing one firefighter and injuring three others and the bus driver. The bus had just finished dropping off children for the day. Witnesses said the firetruck's lights and siren were on but that the bus driver couldn't stop in time. The impact knocked the firetruck on its side, police said.
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November 22, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A fourth high school student died of injuries she suffered when her school bus nose-dived off an interstate overpass in Huntsville, the police chief said. The bus driver was among 15 who remained hospitalized, authorities said. Four were listed in critical condition.
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September 2, 2006 | Maeve Reston and Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writers
More than a dozen middle-school students were injured Friday in a collision of an SUV and a school bus in Rancho Cucamonga, authorities said. One student was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton with moderate injuries; nine were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries, said California Highway Patrol Officer Sean Cooper. About 7:44 a.m., a bus carrying 49 students to Day Creek Intermediate School was heading east on Victoria Park Lane.
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November 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Two school buses and a car crashed at an intersection in Lehigh Acres, killing the car's driver and sending 17 children to hospitals with minor injuries, authorities said. One of the buses was turned on its side, authorities said. Florida Highway Patrol investigators and the Lee County sheriff's office were investigating.
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September 2, 2006 | Maeve Reston and Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writers
More than a dozen middle-school students were injured Friday in a collision of an SUV and a school bus in Rancho Cucamonga, authorities said. One student was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton with moderate injuries; nine were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries, said California Highway Patrol Officer Sean Cooper. About 7:44 a.m., a bus carrying 49 students to Day Creek Intermediate School was heading east on Victoria Park Lane.
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